The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies. NWAC is an aggregate of thirteen Native women's organizations from across Canada and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1974. Much like a "Grandmother's Lodge", we as aunties, mothers, sisters, brothers and relatives collectively recognize, respect, promote, defend and enhance our Native ancestral laws, spiritual beliefs, language and traditions given to us by the Creator.


PRESS RELEASE: NWAC Supports Government’s official adoption of UNDRIP

(May 10, 2016) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) President Dawn Lavell-Harvard was present in New York City during the announcement that Canada will officially adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The announcement, which received a standing ovation, was given Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by Indigenous and […]

PRESS RELEASE: NWAC Congratulates the 3 winners of the Canadian Hillman Prize for their work on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

(April 25, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada wishes to congratulate CBC Aboriginal/CBC News, Radio-Canada and the Globe and Mail for winning the 2016 Canadian Hillman Prize. CBC Aboriginal and CBC News, through an exhaustive process of interviewing, researching and investigating over 60 years of cases, has created a database of MMIWG.  In […]

NWAC Proposes Three Iconic Indigenous Women for Next Bank of Canada Note

    (April 15, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) – The staff and board of the Native Women’s Association of Canada have collectively determined names of three late iconic Indigenous women to put forward for the open nomination process to add a woman to the next Bank of Canada note. As the voice of Indigenous women in […]

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